HOW TO BE A SLAVE
Hate somebody. The moment you start hating a man, you become his slave. He controls your thoughts, invades your dreams, absorbs your creativity, and determines your appetite. He affects your indigestion, robs you of your peace of mind and good will, and takes away the pleasure of your work. He ruins your religion, nullifies your prayers, and you can't enjoy a vacation any more.
He destroys your freedom of mind, and he hounds you wherever you go. You cannot get away from the man you hate. He is with you when you awake, and he invades your privacy when you eat. He is close beside you while you drive your car, affects your attitude on the job, and distracts your mind so that you can have neither efficiency nor happiness.
He influences even your tone of voice when you speak to your boss, and your wife or your child. He requires you to take medicine for indigestion, headaches and loss of energy. He steals your last moments of consciousness before you go to sleep.
You want to be a slave for somebody? Go find some person— and hate him.
"If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies any compassions, make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others." (Philippians2:l-4)
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honorable, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things." (Philippians 4:8) ~Author unknown